Coffee Sugar Cookie Recipe

Coffee Sugar Cookies

For many people, coffee is more than a morning ritual. It helps to define morning in a way nothing else can. Simply the smell of coffee is enough for most people to conjure up images of morning. The idea of combining that delicious beverage with a cookie, then, is nothing short of divine. Here are a few tips to make the best possible coffee cookies.

*It starts with good coffee. If you’re using a cheap off-brand of coffee, your cookies aren’t going to taste quite as good as you’d imagined. Working with coffee in your kitchen is a lot like working with wine. If you wouldn’t be willing to drink it, you probably shouldn’t be using it.

*Use whole beans, freshly ground. Freshly ground beans will give you a better product every single time, even if you’re using a cheaper brand of coffee. A coffee grinder is an inexpensive addition to your kitchen, and whether you’re brewing a cup or baking cookies, go with freshly ground.

*In the event your recipe calls for brewed coffee, which is rare in a cookie recipe, make sure you following the brewing instructions carefully. It will make a huge difference in the final product.

So, which coffee cookies should you make? There are dozens of different recipes out there, but here's one to get you started. Be sure to brew a fresh cup of coffee before you sit down to enjoy them!

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 10 min
  • Ready in: 25 min
  • Yields: 2 Dozen Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup softened butter
  • 1 1/4 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh ground coffee
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Instructions

  1. Cream the butter and sugar.
  2. Add the eggs, vanilla, and coffee.
  3. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Add the wet to the dry ingredients until well mixed.
  5. Chill the dough for an hour.
  6. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  7. Roll out the dough and cut into shapes.
  8. Bake for eight to ten minutes.
  9. If you like, once they’re cool, coat them with your favorite icing recipe.
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